Program Manager

Wicahpi Olowan Music Program

Talon Bazille, a versatile artist of Cheyenne River Lakota and Crow Creek Dakota heritage, embodies roles as a rapper, producer, and sound designer. His artistic journey was initiated at 13, guided by supportive uncles, though temporarily paused during post-secondary pursuits. Rediscovering his hip-hop passion at the University of Pennsylvania, he hosted a radio show to uplift underground artists and rekindled his own creative flame.

Beyond hip-hop, Bazille’s artistry spans genres, from crafting soundscapes for installations like “RELATIVE” with Dyani White Hawk & Leya Hale for the Pennsylvania Academy for Fine Art, to participating in significant events like First Peoples Fund’s “We The Peoples Before” concert and Cornerstone Theatre Company’s “Wicoun” tour.

“WCWW” and “DOPA,” his albums, echo evolving rap expressions, while collaborations with diverse artists underscore his commitment to diverse musical forms. Balancing his experiences from reservations to urban life, Bazille aims to honor his heritage and foster healing.